McCormick Tribune Ice Rink

November 18, 2022—March 5, 2023 (weather permitting)

Millennium Park, McCormick Tribune Ice Rink

Free Admission, Online Skating Tickets Required

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Skating at the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink in Millennium Park returns November 18 through March 5 (weather permitting). Admission is free, but online reservation tickets are required. Snacks and hot drinks will be available from Momentum Coffee and Millennium Hall. Additionally, DCASE will present free skating lessons (reservations required) from 9-10am on most Saturdays and Sundays, teaching beginner and intermediate ice skating and hockey skills. Free lessons are made possible by the McDonald’s Active Lifestyles Endowment managed by the Millennium Park Foundation.



Admission is free, but online tickets will be required. Reservable Ice Skating Sessions are 90-minutes and start at 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7pm & 9pm Monday-Sunday.

Minors under 18 that have an ice skating session reservation will be allowed to enter the ice rink area for their skating session with proof of reservation.



The ice rink is open daily depending on weather. Closures due to severe weather will be posted on Millennium Park's facebook and twitter pages. This information is not posted here.


Rates for Skate Rentals & Sharpening*: 

(Skate sizes start at children’s size 9 thru adult 12)

$16 Monday–Thursday 
$20 Friday-Sunday & Holidays 
$10 Skate-aide (under 42 inches) 
$9 Skate Sharpening 

*+ $1 credit card processing fee per ticket/transaction 

**all sessions have limited free/bring your own skate reservations available. If the time is not reservable it is sold out.


Regular Sessions  11/18/2022–3/5/2023: 

Session 1:  11am-12:30pm 
Session 2:  1-2:30pm 
Session 3:  3-4:30pm 
Session 4:  5-6:30pm 
Session 5:  7-8:30pm 
Session 6: 9-10:30pm


Online Ticketed Reservations Required Reserve Tickets Online

Reservation dates are released 2 weeks in advance of session date.

Limited walk-up reservations may be available based on capacity. You may have wait for next session with available capacity.


Learn To Skate

DCASE presents free skating lessons (reservations required), teaching beginner and intermediate skaters of any age, ice skating and hockey skills. Skate rental is Free for the lessons.

9-10am most Saturdays and Sundays.

Free lessons are made possible by the McDonald’s Active Lifestyles Endowment managed by the Millennium Park Foundation.


Rules & Regulations

McCormick Tribune Ice Rink Rules & Regulations

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Food & Drink

Snacks and hot drinks will be available from Momentum Coffee and Millennium Hall next to the skating rink.



Wheelchairs, electric and manual, are allowed on the ice.  

For other accessibility questions please email


Pro Tips

A limited number of skate-aides (under 42 inches) are available for rent.

Storage for personal items is very limited, please plan accordingly.

A limited number of lockers are available for $2 to temporarily store personal items.


Please Read Prior to Registration  

  • Please Note: Session capacity is limited. A select number of reservation types are available. If your reservation type is unavailable, please check back to see if spots open. Reservation types may sell out.  Sold out sessions will not appear on the reservable list.
  • No Refunds. All Sales are Final. 
  • No Transfer or changes of dates or session times – double check the date and time that you have selected, before purchasing your rental reservation. Reservations are tickets to a specific date, time and reservation type. 
  • There is no waitlist. 
  • Session Cancellation - If the session you have reserved is cancelled by Management (weather, emergency, safety issues) you will be notified of cancelation via email. If you are considering making reservations, you can check social media (@millenniumpark) for cancelation updates. Updates will only be posted if the session is canceled.  The website will also not allow bookings if it is canceled. 


Partnership Opportunities

For partnership and sponsorship opportunities at the ice rink, please contact the DCASE Partnerships staff.


Stay Connected

Visit us:

Millennium Park

Admission is FREE
Open Daily 6am–11pm
Welcome Center, open 9am-5pm (open until the end of the performance on event nights)

Plan Your Visit Attending An Event

Find us:

Millennium Park
201 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601

Nearby parking garages are located at Grant Park North Garage (25 N Michigan Ave), Grant Park South Garage (325 S. Michigan Ave.) and Millennium Park Garage & Millennium Lakeside Garage (5 S. Columbus Dr.).

Pay in person at each garage location or pre-pay online. Visit or call 312.616.0600 for 24/7 customer service.


Public Transportation:


Take CTA to Millennium Park

From the elevated lines: exit at Washington/Wabash and walk east.

From the subway: exit at Lake (Red Line) or Washington (Blue Line) and walk east.

Served by buses 3, 4, 6, J14, 20, 56, 60, 124, 146, 147, 151, 157

For travel information, visit For fare information or to purchase fares in advance, visit



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For questions refer to: and/or the Millennium Park website, or call the ice rink at 312.742.5224. Typical response time will be within 48 hrs.